Louisiana Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)

H. Dwayne JerroH. Dwayne Jerro

Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Southern University, Baton Rouge.




Mechanics and Mechanical Design.


Composite materials design, testing, and characterization.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University (1998); Certificate - Institute for Mechanics & Materials Summer School, Univ. California, San Diego (1994).


One projectinvolves the design of radiation sensor(s)using Additive Manufacturing techniques. This design includes consideration of factors that have the potential of altering the performance of the sensor over its service life,such as moisture and humidity. Another project in our group supported by CIMM is studying input parameters in Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of AISI 316L Stainless Steel that will result in optimal desired material properties. Nanoindentation analysisis being conducted to determine nanohardness, elastic modulus, in addition to fracture toughness, wear resistance and hardness uniformityof statistically varied input parameters. Coupled with microstructural characterization,the impact of these inputs on SLM manufactured components would be determined and predicted.